India’s top shuttlers, including defending champion Saina Nehwal, are set to take field in the prestigious Syed Modi International Championships to be held here at the BBD, UP Badminton Academy from January 26 to 31.
Olympics bronze medallist, Saina has confirmed her participation for the championship organised by Uttar Pradesh Badminton Association under the auspices of Badminton Association of India.
Chief Secretary, U.P. And President of U.P. Badminton Association Alok Ranjan while speaking at a press conference here today said badminton fans will get a chance to see world’s top players in action here.
“The presence of big stars in all the categories would be good enough to excite fans,” Ranjan, who is also the President, Organising Committee said.
Organising secretary Vijai Sinha said Indian star P.V. Sindhu, P. Kashayp, K. Srikant, Ajay Jayaram, Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa and also foreign players like Tommy Sugiarto (Indonesia), Mathias Boe (Denmark), Vladimir Ivanov (Russia) would be an added attraction.
“Saina & Sindhu’s presence would certainly make the field interesting for everyone,” said Vijai Sinha, who is also the Secretary General of Badminton Association of India.
The qualifying rounds will be played on January 26, whereas the main draw matches will take place from January 27.
The finals are to be played on January 31, he added.